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the state have been damaged. that's it for me. thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in washington. join me again 3:00 p.m. eastern in the "newsroom" later 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." jake tapper and brooke baldwin pick up coverage right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> wolf, thank you so much. we're live in washington. this is special live coverage of this tragedy that struck blocks away from us here at the washington navy yard here in the nation's capital. i'm brooke baldwin. >> i'm jake tapper. police search for a motive as new details emerge about the deadly shooting rampage, but we may never really know why a gunman killed 12 people and wounded eight others. >> we're learning new details today. here is the latest exactly as far as what we know beginning with law enforcement sources say the gunman it, aaron alexis, recently contacted not one but
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two va hospitals apparently for psychological issues. authorities say alexis was a former navy reservist who was discharged after eight instances of misconduct. >> eight instances. right now forensics investigators are scouring the navy yard for evidence. sources say police have recovered three weapons from the scene. one is a shotgun that police believe he brought into the compound. the other two are handguns that may have been taken everyone guards. >> police have now released the names and the ages of all 12 shooting victims. we have learned today that the oldest was 73. the youngest 46. as far as those wounded and there are several, we know that three were hit by the gunfire, hospital officials say their conditions today are improving. >> very happy to say that they're doing well. their official punish status, the young woman who was shot in the head we would have her
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status as good. she actually was viewed through the night. she has no further injuries and she's doing very well. the other two that underwent surgery are considered in fair condition. they are recovering from their surgery and from their wounds. i would have to say both of them very alert, very responsive, talking about their colleagues and i would say they're in fair and stable condition at this time. >> we're now joined by crime and justice correspondent joe johns following the investigation for us. joe, what are we learning about the weapons? >> reporter: tons of questions about the weapons. obviously, this issue of a shotgun. i did talk to law enforcement authorities today who told me there was no long gun, but that law enforcement official also said that as to whether there was a rifle or not, it could change even tomorrow as they continue the investigation. >> a lot of conflicting information. >> right. one of the most interesting things i think that investigators are trying to get a handle on, i know we've talked
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a little bit about this before, is what type of relationship, if any, existed between the shooter and the victims. right? so a huge question there really. and that starts with the issue of all of the victims being either civilians or contractors. meaning there were no military personnel who were actually targeted from what we can tell. that raises the question of whether this was random or not. and i personally asked law enforcement authorities and others whether it was possible that this individual was actually avoiding shooting military personnel. we would get no answer on that. so the next question is, where did these people work on the third and fourth floors i believe of the building -- >> right over there. >> and there were also some people in the cafeteria area. and as you go through and look at just the general outline of their lives, i mean, there is --
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there's a person who's an analyst, there's a person who's in i.t. security. and we know that the shooter alexis actually told a woman here in washington, d.c. that he worked in i.t. security although we haven't been able to flesh that out very much. so a big question here as to whether there was some relationship between the victims and the shooters and if that might have had anything to do with the motivation. >> what about the fact we know he was staying here recently at a hotel not far from where we're standing. he was a military contractor. that begs the question whether or not he had proper access to get into this building. what do you know? >> what we know is from everything i know from talking to authorities, he did have a legitimate pass to get into the building. that's the first thing. >> he was a contractor currently employed with access to the neighbor yard? >> absolutely. which is also interesting. the residence inn that's a huge question.
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the authorities are keeping a tight lid on whatever they got. we do know they went to that the hotel not too far interest here in southwest washington and retrieved a number of items that they took out. so we presume there's also a search warrant for whatever they may have taken out of there. so a lot of questions yet on this man, why was there -- also interestingly, i talked to a woman who said she met him at that hotel and she said a lot of different things, but one of the most interesting things i remember in retrospect is that she said he told her he was planning on being in town at least another two weeks. now, if you're planning on being in town another two work weeks and working in i.t. security, what would cause you to go walking in there and shooting up the place the way this individual did? another question we'd like the investigators to answer. >> another question is did he snap or was this planned.
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>> right. precisely right. >> joe johns, lots of interesting information. a lot of questions still outstanding. thank you so much. >> joe, thank you. also just this morning, we saw defense secretary chuck hagel and top military brass, they were paying tribute to the shooting victims this morning in this wreath-laying ceremony here in washington. we just want to show you the scene this morning at the navy memorial plaza in d.c. [ taps ]
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they were military contractors and civilian workers. they were also, of course, husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, daughters, sons. who simply went to work and they never came home. authorities have now released the names of all 128 people killed in the navy yard massacre. renee marsh joins with us that part of the story. renee, what do we know so far about the victims? >> reporter: that's right, jake. well, we'll start off by naming them and honoring them in that way. so the complete list goes like this, michael around, 59 years
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old, we know that he was a pilot, avid pilot. sylvia frasier, 53, kenneth bernard proctor, 46 years old, john roger johnson, 73 years old. frank kohler, 50 years old. vishnu pandit, 61 years old. arthur daniels, 51 years old. mary francis knight, 51. gerald l. read, 58. martin bod rod, 54 and richard michael ridgell, 52 years old. that is the complete list of the victims here that just came down. we are learning more and more about these victims. more like victims like kathy gaarde, 62 years old pictured here with her 94-year-old mother
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who she cared for before she passed away last year. gaarde was a daughter, a mother, she was a wife. she loved animals and loved hockey. and as the day goes on, we're going to learn even more about these victims. i'll tell you, i'm standing right outside of national stadium. i want to give you a live look what the scene looks like. the fans are arriving for this game. we just had a moment of silence at nationals park and they paid tribute to these victims that we just named here. the flags are flying at half-staff. we know that the team will be wearing special jerseys, patriotic jerseys to honor these victims. i had a chance to speak to some of these fans walking in through the gates. this game was post phoned yesterday because of events. no doubt they're walking in here with these victims on their minds and all admitted that the start of this game with that moment of silence would be emotionally heavy but say they would have it no other way.
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jake? >> all right. renee, thank you so much. >> yesterday, nats stadium was the staging area for families. today the first pitch thrown out there the not too far from where we're standing. the shooting at the navy yard left so many wondering specifically about security. now that we have learned that the secretary of navy, ray mabus ordered a review of all neighbor and marine corps installations. want to go straight to the pentagon and barbara starr. from what we are learning, the order is for two reviews, correct. >> that's right, brook and jake. secretary mabus wants first a quick look, quite understandable i think, he wants a quick look at the physical security measures and installations and whether those standards are being met. is everybody out there doing their job on the security gates at the checkpoints in the buildings. he wants a quick look at that and then we're told a more in-depth-look at the requirements and does something
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different need to be done? do new measures need to be put in place. this is likely to touch on the very critical issue right now not just of the security measures but the ways in which people are granted access to these bases, the security clearances they get that let them on to these installations. brooke, jake? >> barbara, aaron alexis we're told was honorably discharged from the navy reserve but had a pattern of misconduct. you've learned there were eight instances of misconduct? >> that's right. bear with me. this is a little bit of military bureaucracy for everybody. hang in there. he had eight instances, we are told, of misconduct while he served as a navy reservist. things like insubordination, being absent from his job without authorization, things the military takes seriously but it didn't rise to the level of the most serious disciplinary
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action. they didn't take him to court-martial. at the same time, in the civilian sector, he's getting into trouble for gun offenses but he's not convicted of any of those offenses. so the military decides, we're told, they want him to get out of the military, that he's not suitable for service. but because he's not convicted of anything, they can't discharge him under the most onerous of penalizing circumstances. they can't give him a dishonorable discharge. nothing he did that he was ever charged with rose to that level. so they eventually wound up giving him an honorable discharge, an early dismissal from his enlistment in the u.s. navy, but there is a list of trouble that this man got into, jake. >> all right, barbara starr, interesting he has problems in the military but not serious enough to -- and then he has problems in civilian life. >> it's like. >> ultimately, the military
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contractor still hires him. that's one of the things may bus is looking into, be clearance and background checks for people who are military contractors. >> pretty interesting this new government audit what they found in terms of convicted felons going on some of these military installations. also today, new insight into the shooter's mind and his life before this rampage. take a listen. >> he didn't seem like he would be that kind of person that would do something like that. that's why we're confused. >> i believe he did that in a way. he's not that kind of guy to kill people. >> we have more from the people who knew him and we are just getting word about his apparent ptsd after 9/11. this information just into us here at cnn right after the break. you're watching cnn's special live coverage from our nation's capital. helping business run ♪ry ♪ build! we're investing big to keep our country in the lead.
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jake tapper. >> as the investigation unfolds, we're learning more about the shooter, aaron alexis. we know he had south help at a veterans administration facility for mental health issues and his father told seattle police that his son was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after taking part in the rescue efforts for 9/11. deborah feyerick has been looking into his background and has some new information. deborah, what have you learned? >> what we're learning now is apparently 9/11 was the catalyst that triggered aaron alexis to leave his home in new york city. his father did tell police his son was suffering from ptsd having taken part in the 9/11 recovery effort. after that he became a wanderer, traveling to san diego and seattle, texas, also overseas, recently according to the source, aaron alexis was having trouble sleeping. he was hearing voices and growing increasingly troubled. it's why he saw the help at va hospitals. one of them was in rhode island
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and according to his company, alexis was in rhode island just this past august, less than six weeks ago. he was in newport, rhode island, where he was working as an information technology contractor. the source says that is based on family accounts, it appears that aaron alexis was unraveling that he, quote unquote, just snapped. brooke, jake? >> deb, let me ask you this. when i'm hearing you saying this father said he snapped and that 9/11 was the catalyst, he's having trouble sleeping and hearing voices, the first question i'm thinking is did the father or mother ever sit down with him and try to talk to him and try to get him to get help? >> you know, it's unclear. because once he left new york city, he really didn't return often. the last time he was here was back in 2010. i maintained contact with both his mother and father, but it's unclear how regular this communication was. they did know enough to basically say that he was having trouble sleeping, that he was
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hearing these voices. so they were in touch with him. what the nature of their conversations, we don't know. he worked as a navy reservist. but all of this is sort of being pieced together right now. but clearly, this was a man who was -- who understood that something was troubling him, something very serious. >> deborah feyerick, thank you so much for helping us fill in some of the gasp. there are still so many but thank you. >> much more ahead on the shooting but we're also watching a developing story in georgia. >> they demanded money and jewelry from the mother at which time she didn't have money and jewelry and told them that, and so instead, they kidnapped the 14-year-old girl. >> when we come back, the latest on this horrific home invasion and the search for a teen girl who was grabbed away from her
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coverage of the washington navy yard saluting. i'm brooke baldwin. we'll have new details we're learning today in a moment. first i want to tell you about this frightening story out of georgia we are watching right now. there's a girl, her name is ivan if i hope perez, 14 years of age. she was snatched from her home overnight and now police are in this desperate search to find her and to find her abductor or abductors. martin savidge is working this for us out of atlanta. take me back. what happened. >> this is the kind of story that will frighten anybody but frightens a parent. you're sound asleep in your home and suddenly you hear somebody breaking in. and that's what happened last night. 2:15 in the morning in this suburb of atlanta, it's a big subdivision, very much like a subdivision many people in this country live in. two intruders broke in the backdoor. here's what the clayton county police department say happened.
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>> and started barking. so the intruders shot the dog. they demanded money and jewelry from the mother. at which time she didn't have any money and jewelry. she told them that. and so instead they kidnapped the 14-year-old girl. >> and that is ayvani hope perez as you mentioned. there has been no sighting of the suspects not named but we have images, these are drawings and on top of that, there has been no sighting of the 14-year-old. images here are the only hope that authorities have. they have kind of a limited description of a vehicle. it was a gray, maybe dodge or chrysler, but beyond that, they have not got much. the fbi's involved. the gbi, the georgia bureau of investigations and the clayton county police department asking if anybody knows anything, to please contact them. they are very concerned about the welfare of this girl. >> understandably so. i know this just happened.
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but do police, does gbi have any idea whether this hope was specifically targeted or does this appear to be random. >> that's the question that jumps into all our minds. you wonder, gosh, is it really just a random event. right now authorities are not saying it is anything other than a random home invasion. they are clearly probably investigating all avenues. we have raised this issue with them. what they will tell us is that this 14-year-old girl is an innocent victim, regardless, and that she is in grave peril they fear. they are asking that you look for her. she was described, i can only give you the clothing she was wearing, blue and gray star wars pajamas with a gray superhero shirt. so little to go on except for the photographs and the drawings of the suspects. and, of course, the strong hope she's found before the day is done. >> let's hope so. martin savidging in atlanta, thank you very much. back here in washington, back
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live here. he taught me how to be -- watch out and everything, you know. tell me about, you know, stuff like you should do, stuff you you shouldn't trust people, people that try to take advantage of me or my family. so he liked to watch out for me. >> he was always smiling. if he couldn't talk at least he waved. and said hi from a distance and you know, i'm busy at my store and he's over here doing what he needed to do. and sometimes we'd see him, sometimes he would come in, i'd see him three or four, five times a week, sometimes a couple times a week. sometimes a couple times a day. it varied. sometimes he would disappear for three or four days or a week and he would be back and everything seemed fine. he was excited about his new job that he was going to in d.c. >> aaron alexis did share his frustrations over his discharge from the military with one of his friends. >> he got back and he felt very
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slighted about his benefits at the time. financial issues, he wasn't getting paid on time. he wasn't getting paid what he was supposed to getting paid. his point of contact wasn't able to clearly explain what was going on and why his benefits were so messed up at the time. and i know he expressed a lot of frustration and a lot towards that. that's when i first starred hearing statements about how he wanted to move out of america. he was very frustrated with the government. and how as a veteran, he didn't feel like he was getting treated right or fairly. >> those words from friends and colleagues here to begin to put the pieces of this puzzle together. one side, they said hey, this guy was warm, he was friendly. then you have this other side saying he was angry, harboring deep frustrations. i want to bring in jay joining us now, a forensic psychologist and i know you work, sir, with criminals each and every day.
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you see the full spectrum. from the pieces of the puzzle we already have, and this is just tough to even you know think, but could friends, could sfraem seen signs, seen that there could have been a moment where he snapped? >> well, from what that last individual was saying, are yes, most definitely. you're talking about someone who's very, very resentful. you're talking about someone who feels frustration. and they're in isolation because they're not speaking about it, not working on forming a their putic alliance with a therapist. they're just talking about it with so far just a few friends and it kind of brews. you're angry. you really feed to listen when that last individual said you know, he was felt pet slighted. he felt he wasn't getting his what he deserved. and then you're seeing the start of an incredible amount of resentment. so again, we do hear these stories. and again, if this person does have a history of mental health
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issues, we're looking at pair noia, looking at a skewed perception. we're looking at limited coping skills, a history of when he gets angry, he doesn't use negotiation strategies. he turns to grab for the gun where he reportedly shot out someone's tires and also reportedly shot his ceiling when he was angry at a neighbor for playing music too loud. so i see the history there. it's a selective history. but i do, to answer your question, i do see a history there that i would use as a red flagging if i had been seeing him or the family had reported this background to me. >> doctor, i want to drill down there because i know a lot of veterans. probably half of them have expressed frustration with the va at within point or another. his father said his son may have suffered from post traumatic stress from being a first responder during 9/11. but again,p tsd fairly widespread among veterans.
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it seems to be the violent incidents that you just referenced, the shooting out the tires in washington state and then shooting the ceiling of the house i believe that was in fort worth, texas, those two seem much more likely to be warning signs for something like that this than just complaining about the va or expressing frustration about benefits. no? >> yes, i hear what you're saying. it's a combination of things. we all have frustrations. i have frustrations. you have frustrations. it's how weigh deal with them. how we kope and what are the solutions we will seek. here we have a person who clearly has a short fuse, has difficulty coping and again, reaches for the gun. so there's limited coping skills. then you're dealing with this attitude of revenge. you're not really taking another person into consideration here. if the reports are true, we're also dealing with a person who's hearing voices. there's schizophrenia possibly.
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but again, this has just been reported. so it's a history of mental illness, a history of limited coping skills. a skewed perception, and then you're not forming a strong therapeutic alliance with someone with the mental health industry. >> okay, jay von orensteiner, thank so much. we can talk about what we think we know about this person but the picture is so vague at this moment. again, we're waiting pore this news conference from the fbi. perhaps we can glean more from that. but let's talk about those who really were able to help in this tragedy yesterday. i should tell you that the neighbor yard is closed today just a couple blocks behind us. it is closed but to essential personnel. investigators are scouring the crime scene looking for evidence. i want to bring in mike brooks, a law enforcement analyst with hln. this is your old stomping grounds. you were with metropolitan police for years and years, fbi. i showed you this picture. this is the cover of the "washington post" which everyone
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has seen this man, park police officer. you spent your morning with the park police. >> i did. >> they were crucial. >> they were unbelievable. they're the ones who rescued the four people from the roof of building 197. we spoke to the chief pilot there. he was talking about, i said, you know, you did heroic stuff. he said no, the people who were inside that building were the heroes. one of the people they rescued was a woman shot in the shoulder. she was one of the ones that they flew to the med star unit at the washington hospital center. they said her attitude was incredible. they called her a hero. but we saw some of the other people involved in this. we saw is the u.s. park police. they were the first ones to go in with that active shooter team. in fact, one of the first teams ta went in, one of those officers, was one of the ones shot in the legs when he confronted that gunman on the third floor. he fired three shots. one of the rounds went through both legs. i spoke to a course of mine who
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knows hill personally. he's in great spirits and doing well. >> i was told by a city council mann that those shots nearly severed one of his legs. it was a very complicated procedure to perform the surgery on him and he will be wounded forever. i don't want to make light of -- we all want to feel good about something out of the story. but he's gravely hurt. >> that's what we heard from one of the doctors yesterday. there was a lot of damage to boneand vessels. but you know, but he lived through it and still with us. that's the important thing. >> incredibly brave. tell us about this active shooter team because the d.c. police chief, cathy lanier said that the call went out from the naval yard shortly before 8:15. they had that active shooter team responding, u.s. park police and the metropolitan police department there within seven minutes? >> seven minutes. by the time they were able to get there, and put together an
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active shooter team to go in and confront him, they could hear shots going off inside that building. so you can't wait. you know, a lot of law enforcement took a lot of heat on columbine when they waited to put a team together before they went in. that doesn't happen anymore. everything changed after columbine. i used to teach how to the put together an active shooter team. now it's you put together a team and you go in. that's the protocol. >> no longer let's wait it out and see what happens. >> everybody is trained to do that now. >> incredible. >> mike, thanks so much. give our best to your former colleagues here in d.c. now another big question we're asking today. that question is this. are budget cuts, talked about that a lot here in washington, budget cuts compromising security at military facilities like the navy yard here? we will take a closer look at that next.
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welcome back to cnn special live coverage outside the navy yard here in washington, d.c. i'm jake tapper here with brooke baldwin as the investigation and the shooting moves forward, many questions are being raised. one of them is did the navy drop its guard in order to reduce costs. the soon to be released government audit is pointing in that direction. one congressman is looking for
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answers. >> shortly after this event, this tragedy occurred, an inspector general report was delivered to congress that cited failure across the navy security system for access to these type of facilities. it said that in the inspection report that the people who worked there were at risk and in fact cited 52 felons who had been able to get through the system inappropriately. the inspector general report does cite cost pressures on the navy for the decision making that put this system in place that may have caused the risk. but the report itself specifically says the people at these facilities remain at risk as long as the system is in place. that's certainly what congress is going to having to check on when we get back. >> let's bring in zeke miller, a reporter with "time" magazine. and he wrote about this. zeke, first of all, help us break down this report. as i understand it, the investigation start in the
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september, 2012 and ended last month. what kind of cutbacks took place? does this have anything to do with the so-called sequester cuts. >> that's the take away. this is pre-existing. >> presequester. it can't be blamed on sequester. >> you can blame it on the general pressures of the entire federal government over the past several years to bring down their costs. they're been budget cuts to the defense department and the navy. this isn't the sequester, this isn't the thing you've heard washington talk about. >> the forced budget cuts. >> this is a decision that somebody made, this wasn't something forced on the navy. and that led to this inspector general report says it led to a decrease in security at these facilities and put service members and civilians at risk. >> i read the piece on time.com. alex rogers saying that the government on it says the navy in an attempt to reduce costs let its guard down to risks posed by outside contractors. we know the shooter was a
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contractor. the thing that jumped out at me in terms of convicted felons. according to this piece, according to the audit shows criminal records, 52 convicted felons received routine unauthorized installation access. that puts a lot of people exposing them. >> exactly. this is a systemic problem that does go to the very top of the navy, probably broader if you expand it just outside the navy there would probably be similar incidents of this. probably not all these convicted felons were not violent. >> financial. >> might not have been direct threats. certainly they thud not have had acis esto fa the. it shows a breakdown in the system of controls and in the aftermath of this, that's one of the things you're going to see investigators look at. this wasn't a convict. it was somebody arrested on a number of charges. will that you know, due process have to change? should there be more funding or restore it to where it was before the cuts took place. >> you'll have to come back and
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tell us whether or not there's any evidence that it had any of the advice he been taken from the inspector general report, could this have been avoided. zeke miller, thanks so much. >> very soon, we can tell you the fbi holding a news conference in the d.c. virginia area on new details we're learning today on this investigation. stay right with us. you're watching special live coverage. we'll bring that to you live here on cnn? >> plus the latest on the devastating floods in colorado. some residents can return to their neighborhoods. but for many, there is not much left to see. we'll take you there live coming up next. getting the right nutrin isn't always easy. first, i want a way to help minimize my blood sugar spikes. then, a way to support heart health. ♪ and let's not forget immune support. ♪ but now i have new glucerna advance with three benefits in one. including carbsteady ultra to help minimize blood sugar spikes.
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you are watching cnn's special live coverage of the investigation into the shooting at the washington navy yard here just behind us on m and third street southeast. we are expecting in a couple of minutes to hear from the fbi, also from metropolitan police here in washington on any new developments on this investigation. so stay with us because we'll bring that to you live. >> first, flood awards are receding in colorado. but the number of dead has unfortunately, been on the rise. up to eight people have died. while more than 600 others are missing or under the canned for. there are still entire towns cut off and without electricity. >> today is our first day up here since we've been evacuated.
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and i feel like it's worse than i thought it would be. we lost absolutely everything we own. >> as you can see and hear, just utter devastation for so many people in colorado. george howell is live for us right now in boulder. and george, what are people telling you? how are they coping with this? >> reporter: brooke, right now, i would say that all eyes are to the skies. it's quite a beautiful day out here. people are happy about that because now this makes the second day that thing are drying out here on this side of the world after several days, you know, of heavy rain. and some good news to report. we know the number of people unaccounted for, that number is going down substantially. in boulder county, this he resolved 5867 cases. they're now at 183 people unaccounted for and also in larimer county according to the
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welcome back to our special coverage of the washington navy yard shooting. we're waiting for the fbi any minute now to fill us in on new details in the investigation. they're holding a news conference in just a little bit. we'll bring that to you live. >> so as we wait for that, we want to take you to new york. we have to talk about the economy. some startling economic numbers out today. there was a new report that's just been released by the census bureau, and what it shows is that millions of americans are still living in poverty. alison kosik joins me from the new york stock exchange. tell me about this report. >> think about it, brooke. the recession ended four years ago. americans are still struggling financially. do you know that 46 million people are living in poverty? the poverty line means someone makes about $11,700 a year. 15% of americans are making less than that. it's not getting much better. we've been seeing the poverty
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rate rise since 2007, when the recession began. it peaked at 15% in 2010. that's after the recession ended. it took time for the recession to really ripple through, especially after the stock market hit bottom. unemployment peaked in 2009. it took a year for all that to fully hit people's finances and for the poverty rate to hit its peak. now that it has, it's difficult for people to bounce back. the poverty rate has shown almost no improvement in three years. i wish i had better news for you, brooke. >> i wish you did too. alison kosik for us at the stock exchange. thank you. >> in italy, crews turned the cro costa concordia right side up. crews are also searching for the bodies of two people who were never found of that horrific crash. cnn's specific coverage of the washington navy yard shooting continues into tonight. here's a preview. >> cnn tonight, at 8:00 on
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anderson cooper "360," the shooting rampage at the washington navy yard. and at 9:00 on piers morgan live, a test of faith for the man known as america's pastor. piers talks exclusively with rick warren and his wife, their first interview since their son's suicide and what he did what he heard about the navy yard shootings in washington. >> the first thing i did was get on my knees and pray for those families. >> it's all on cnn tonight starting with erin burnett "out front" at 7:00, anderson cooper "360" at 8:00 and "piers morgan live" at 9:00. >> that's what's coming up tonight. we're watching and waiting for this news conference to happen with the fbi, with metropolitan police in washington. the latest on this fatal shooting, this tragic day at the washington navy yard. that is supposed to begin in a couple minutes. we'll bring it to you live on cnn. plus, brand new information just
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in to us. defense secretary chuck hagel making a bold move in the wake of these shootings regarding all, every single military installation here in the u.s. really, worldwide. we'll take you to the pentagon for that update next. nascar is about excitement. but tracking all the action and hearing everything from our marketing partners, the media and millions of fans on social media can be a challenge. that's why we partnered with hp to build the new nascar fan and media engagement center. hp's technology helps us turn millions of tweets, posts and stories into real-time business insights that help nascar win with our fans.
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here we go. you're watching cnn's special live coverage of the shooting here at the navy yard in
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washington. i'm brooke baldwin standing alongside jake tapper. at this hour here in the nation's capital, flags are at half staff and a new wreath stands at the navy memorial today. >> those are just some of the signs of a capital in mourning after the massacre at the washington navy yard. the fbi is about to hold a news conference. in the meantime, police have released the names of all 12 people who were killed yesterday. the mother of one victim, 59-year-old michael arnold, spoke to reporters. >> it's just not possible. it's not possible that they shot him. just for no reason. he loved his country. he loved the navy. he loved flying. he was just a happy person. >>

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